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Let's Celebrate Hanukkah, Dear Dragon! (Level D)

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I have been a fan of the Dear Dragon books by Margaret Hillert for early reading and this series of "Let's Celebrate _____ Dear Dragon" are adaptations from the series. This is a book for emergent readers, Level D, so it was a bit more difficult than the Christmas book. In this book Dragon and his friend learn about Hanukkah from a friend. The text and sentences were more difficult, so I had to read it to my granddaughter. The reader will learn what they wear, what they eat, games they play, and how family is together. It does not go into the religious reasons behind the celebration. The illustrations are wonderful and add so much to the book and text. The inclusion of a picture glossary, common sight words list, activities, and a note to caregivers add to the use of this book. A great book for a kindergarten or grade one class as well as a family library.
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A learn to read series that not only gives great foundational steps in learning to read but in learning in general. This book is the celebration of Hanukkah. Dear Dragon and his boy have a friend that celebrates Hanukkah. What they wear, what they eat, games they play, and how family is together. It does not go into the worship of Hanukkah. With sight words and sentence structure, reading will build confidence in learning. The series always ends with work word for both caregiver and child can work together. Highly recommend.

A special thank you to Norwood Press and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review
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An adaptation of a book from a series regarding someone and their pet dragon, this barely mentions the dragon at all, but does get it to wear a skullcap when they and the dragon attend some Hanukkah festivities at a friend’s home.  It’s hard to rate early, early, pre-pre-school readers, but I see no fault with this one, nor its attendant activities.  It certainly boosts cultural awareness and vocab alike.
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Let's celebrate Hanukkah Dear Dragon is a wonderful book that shares Jewish culture and celebrations along with teaching valuable sight words that will help with early readers. The illustrations are adorable and the story has a mix of easy and challenging words.
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such a cute and fun read for me and my kids! 
Easy and simple for all while still holding their attention
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Lets celebrate hannuka dear dragon 

This book learns you more about the jewish rituals and learns you some new words. 

It is a small book with little text in it but the illustrations tells you more and makes it clear.

Perfect to use at school, and there are more books with dragon and his Friends.
So dragon can be your friend while learning new things.

And together it is more fun offcourse! 

I think every school need some books like this.
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This is exactly the type of book I look for to introduce children to a celebration or holiday they may not be familiar with.

I enjoyed the question at the end and the word association with pictures. I wish their was a pronunciation helper as well. I know we have internet now a days, but it's not always available in classrooms
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The book has a picture glossary to guide readers and know the characters in the pictures. In the list of sight words, I thought they were advanced for newer readers. The vocabulary would be difficult if the reader does not have a background with or is not familiar with Hanukkah.
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This is a cute early reader to introduce kids to Hanukkah. I am Jewish and I felt that the book didn't offer much for my 5 year old. The book does a great job of identifying symbols of Hanukkah, but it's not really about Hanukkah. I think the book would be better suited for a child that does not know anything about the holiday and wants to learn the names of things associated with it.
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Thank you to Norwood Press and Netgalley for the opportunity to review this ARC. 

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I thought this is a great book. The illustrations are wonderful. They do matching exercise with the words to images. It introduces the celebration of hanukkah. I worked at a Jewish school so this was nice to read. It also has some questions as activities to discuss what they learned about Hanukkah. Overall really good book.
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In this edition of the Dear Dragon series, Dragon and the boy go to visit his friend who celebrates Hanukkah. Each page points out an item related to celebrating Hanukkah, with an explanation of what it is, for example “this is a hat called a kippah”. This is a simple leveled text with several sightwords and detailed pictures to support decoding and comprehension. The book opens with a list of important sightwords and ends with a word work activity. This would be a great book for parents who are not sure how to support their new readers and teachers could assign this book without having to do a lot of prep to support parents in home reading. Unlike most leveled books which are fairly simple and less interesting, this book has some interesting content about a holiday that some children may be fairly unfamiliar with. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the chance to read and review this book!
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an early reader book about a boy and his pet Dragon learning about Hanukkah.  But in the book he does learn about from his Jewish friend. Which is important.
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This is a simple book for children with some good vocabulary words for Hanukkah. I do wish the words were defined more so children could easily learn some Jewish vocabulary. The illustrations are good and should help with understand the words though. Overall a quick and simple read for young children. My 4 year old enjoyed it!
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I'm unfamiliar with Hanukkah so this book made me Google it and there's even a special interactive effect on the result page! So fun. It was made for developing children to get to know words so the narrative was made repetitive with a full page illustration, this time in the theme of Hanukkah celebration. And there's also exercise & activity at the end of the book! Perfect book for reading and learning time
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his is pretty cute and I like the fact it highlights shapes and has the workbook and activity in the back of the book so that they can learn pronouns, and adjectives and get an early start. the front of the book also has a glossary of pictures and common words to help them. I also learned a few things about Jewish culture that I as a grown woman didn’t know.
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This title is part of a series for very beginning readers. This time Dear Dragon and his boy celebrate the holiday with a friend and his family. The language is simple and the illustrations are bright. There are some activities and ways to learn the new vocabulary. An easy book for the right level reader. One quibble, some think of Hanukkah gelt as money; here are chocolate money coins. I think that is okay though.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Norwood House Press for this title. All opinions are my own.
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